You’ve moved into your brand-new construction Magnolia Home! Yay! We are so excited to have you! You may be thinking…..”Now what?!” Here are a few items to remember as you’re getting acclimated to your new life of luxury!
Schedule Your Movers
Before getting caught up in the excitement of your new home being complete, do not forget to schedule your movers! We want to make sure all of the things from your current home make it safely to your new home!
Enable Water, Sewer, and Sanitation Services
If you are moving to one of our communities in Collierville, you are going to want to make sure that you go through the steps to getting your water, sewer, and sanitation services set up. This is all done through the Town of Collierville, where you can easily apply for these services through their website! Here, you can also find the schedule for trash and recycle bin pickup! https://www.colliervilletn.gov/residents/utilities-430
Transfer Electric and Utilities
In the same vein, you will need to transfer or start your electric and utilities! Although water is through the Town of Collierville, electric and utilities are through Memphis Light Gas and Water. You can schedule setup of your services to align with the time of your move-in. https://www.mlgw.com/residential/requestservice
Change of Address
This simple task is easily overlooked, but so important for the checklist! Update your address at the local post office in Collierville or online as soon as possible – you don’t want to miss out on receiving mail at your new home! https://moversguide.usps.com/mgo/address-info
Confirm Zoned Schools for Children
If you have children who will be attending Collierville Schools, remember to confirm which school they will be attending and enroll them accordingly! You will need a copy of your home closing paperwork. There is great information on the Collierville Schools website here: https://www.colliervilleschools.org/
Set Up Pest Control with Allied Pest Control
Pest Control is a service that is easy to forget to setup until you realize you need it! Our friends at Allied Pest Control are our preferred vendor and supply impeccable service. https://www.alliedpestcontrol.com
Set Up a Home Maintenance Schedule
Setting up a home maintenance schedule once you move into your new home will help you in the long run! When creating your home maintenance schedule, we would recommend reviewing seasonal tasks, such as changing you air filters, changing out the batteries in smoke detector if needed, scheduling routine lawn care, and more. For example, with fall quickly approaching, here’s our checklist on Preparing Your Home for Fall: https://www.yourmagnoliahome.com/preparing-your-home-for-fall/
Save Important Information from Orientation
As you settle into your new home, we recommend storing your lovely Orientation Packet in a safe place! This is full of great information on the products and warranties in your home. Remember to set a reminder for yourself before your 1-year Warranty mark! You will also receive this electronically for convenience. https://www.yourmagnoliahome.com/home-warranty-101/
Familiarize Yourself with Local Places & Meet Your Neighbors
This is especially relevant if moving from another town but add it to the checklist! Familiarize yourself with where your local hospitals, groceries, and stores are. Don’t forget to meet your wonderful neighbors and local community, as well. Here’s a few of our favorite places in the Collierville & Rossville areas!
The only thing you have left to do now is enjoy your home! We’re hopeful that this list can help bring you an ounce of ease in this exciting process! Welcome Home!